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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Brussels Airlines’ lounge THE LOFT at Brussels Airport named “Europe’s Leading Airport Lounge 2019”

The 26th annual World Travel Awards has named THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus at Brussels Airport "Europe's Leading Airport Lounge 2019". The World...

Brussels Airlines adds Valencia to its network and increases frequencies to sunny destinations in winter 2019

As of 17 February 2020, Brussels Airlines will start operating flights to Valencia in Spain. Valencia is a key destination that was still missing...

Belgian day at Moscow Sheremetyevo for first Brussels Airlines flight, operated by Aerosmurf

On June 2, 2019, Sheremetyevo International Airport organised an official ceremony for the arrival of the inaugural Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels, which previously...

airBaltic launches flights from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen

airBaltic has expanded its operations in Tallinn by launching three new flights to Malaga, Copenhagen and Brussels. Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic Martin Gauss says:...

TUI fly Belgium doubles frequency between Brussels, Mombasa and Zanzibar (from Winter 2019/2020)

From 26 October 2019, TUI fly Belgium will relaunch its Winter schedule to Mombasa, Kenya and Zanzibar, Tanzania. The airline has shuffled the schedule...

Foundations laid for new logistics building at Brussels Airport

At Brussels Airport, the foundation piles for the logistics project located on the west side of Brucargo, the airport’s logistics platform, were placed. A...
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TUIfly Belgium ends Miami service in late-August 2019

According to Routes Online, TUIfly Belgium will discontinue its Brussels – Miami route, currently served twice weekly with Boeing 787-8 aircraft, at the end of...

Brussels Airport and a few airlines to court against Belgian air navigation service provider Skeyes

According to Belgian financial newspaper L'Echo, Brussels Airport Company, Brussels Airlines, TUI Airlines Belgium and Ryanair turn to the courts to get penalties in...

Emergency exercise carried out with success at Brussels Airport

This Saturday 18 May, a large-scale disaster exercise was organised at Brussels Airport. This exercise, supervised by the Governor of the Province of Flemish...

Sichuan Airlines Cargo’s Brussels launch delayed for “a few weeks”

Sichuan Airlines Cargo, a Chinese airline based at Chengdu, was expected at Brussels Airport at the end of April 2019. Aviation24.be learned from Brussels Airport's spokeswoman...

Air Transat’s new A321neo LR soon at Brussels, to replace Airbus A310

On 19 May 2019, Air Transat will fly its first Airbus A321neo LR registered C-GOIE on flight TS156 from Montréal Trudeau to Brussels Airport. The...

Belgian air navigation service provider Skeyes faces fines up to €20,000 per cancelled flight

Brussels Airlines has asked the court to impose fines on skeyes, the Belgian air navigation and traffic service provider for the civil airspace. After...

Wildcat strike at Mobility Masters (aircraft cleaning) at Brussels Airport

This evening between 20:00 and 21:00 (UTC +2), Mobility Masters, responsible for cleaning aircraft cabins of different airlines flying to and from Brussels Airport...

Belgian airspace below 24,500 feet closed between 09:30 and 13:00 due to skeyes air traffic controllers actions

This morning 16 May between 09:30 and 13:00 (UTC +2), Belgian airspace below 24,500 feet will be closed (again) as air traffic controllers -...

Self-driving people mover makes its maiden trip at Brussels Airport

The self-driving people mover has clocked up its first few metres at Brussels Airport. Over the coming 3 days, the shuttle bus will perform...

Delta Air Lines to replace Boeing 767-300ER by Boeing 767-400ER on Brussels routes

According to Airlineroute, Delta Air Lines will operate the Boeing 767-400ER instead of current Boeing 767-300ER (Winglets) on Brussels routes from Atlanta and New...

Brussels Airport welcomes 2.3 million passengers in April; cargo activities suffer from disruptions at skeyes

In April, passenger numbers at Brussels Airport increased to 2.3 million passengers, up 1.5% on April last year despite adverse developments at several airlines....

TUI fly Belgium Boeing 787 Dreamliner returns to Brussels after a technical issue

On 9 May, a TUI fly Belgium Boeing 787 Dreamliner (OO-LOE) operating flight TB161 between Brussels Airport and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was forced...

Brussels Airport Mediator makes five proposals for reducing noise around the airport

The Mediation Service for the national airport recently presented to Minister of Mobility François Bellot five concrete proposals for a "sustainable airport", making a...

Air Canada to upgrade its daily Montreal – Brussels flight to Boeing 787-9

Air Canada will upgrade its daily Montreal - Brussels route to a Boeing 787-9, according to Airlineroute. The flagship airline of Canada released its winter...